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Happy #NationalLibraryWeek!

Happy #NationalLibraryWeek!

National Library Week marks the annual, week-long celebration of the secret heroes of our communities: our local libraries, librarians, and library workers. Not only do these neighborhood champions motivate us with their wide reading selections, intelligent book recommendations, and endless resources, but they also go above and beyond in unifying, uplifting, and enabling members of […]

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Librarians Unite! 12 Tales of Librarian Badassery
By January 17, 2019 1 Comments Read More →

Librarians Unite! 12 Tales of Librarian Badassery

In just over a week, Seattle’s population will temporarily expand with tens of thousands of librarians (and other literary obsessives). Talk about a convergence of brains, guts, dedication, faith—and unconditional love of knowledge! Because that’s what it takes to be a librarian in today’s rapidly changing, globally interlinked, evermore technological, brave new world. Books, in […]

LIBRARY ON WHEELS: A Charming History of the Bookmobile

LIBRARY ON WHEELS: A Charming History of the Bookmobile

Cindy: Does your local library have a bookmobile? If so, do you know who to thank? Mary Lemist Titcomb is credited with launching the very first bookmobile—a horse-drawn wagon—made for the Washington County Free Library in Maryland in April 1905. In  Library on Wheels: Mary Lemist Titcomb and America’s First Bookmobile (2018), Sharlee Glenn rolls out its […]

A Nerd’s-Eye View of the Book World

A Nerd’s-Eye View of the Book World

If you’re one of those people who feels twitchy without a book in your hands, listening to librarians is a great way to feed your addiction until you can get back to reading again. The Professional Book Nerds podcast is produced by OverDrive, an e-book and audiobook distribution platform. Its hosts, staff librarians Jill Grunenwald […]

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Against Self-Service: Commerce vs. Libraries

Against Self-Service: Commerce vs. Libraries

There has been a growing trend in the world of face-to-face interactions, and that is to get rid of them completely. I was reminded of this unpleasant trend while reading about the new Amazon brick-and-mortar bookstore that just opened in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood. The review of the store that appeared in the Chicago Tribune was less than favorable; […]

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The Top 10 Most Challenged Books of 2016, Considered

As we near the end of National Library Week, let’s consider the ten most challenged books of 2016. The list, compiled by the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom and released this week, draws on data from across the country. (Watch the video above for more information.) We’ve annotated the titles therein with excerpts […]

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Kwame Alexander’s Summer Reading List, Now with PSAs

Kwame Alexander’s Summer Reading List, Now with PSAs

Kwame Alexander— poet, educator, and Newbery Award-winning novelist—has begun his role as the Collaborative Summer Library Program’s 2017 Summer Reading Champion with a series of PSAs about summer reading. In addition to the above, there are more now available on the Collaborative Summer Library Program website. Check ’em out!

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A Mega-List of Lovely, Lusty Librarian Romance
By September 30, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

A Mega-List of Lovely, Lusty Librarian Romance

A note from the editor: This is the final entry in #SeptemberRomance, our month-long celebration of romance novels. For more—way more!—great romance coverage, click here. Twenty years ago or so, my friend Debbie Mazoyer and I decided to team up and try our hand at writing romances. We chose the nom de plume Deborah Shelley, […]